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Clothing and Textiles

GENERAL.  Dating back to the early 1800s, the textile industry has played a fundamental role in North Carolina’s history, economy and the employment of thousands of individuals. North Carolina’s textile manufacturers produce a wide variety of products within several different categories: fiber type (natural fibers – cotton, wool and synthetic fibers like nylon); fabric production process (woven or nonwoven); fabric finishing process (unfinished products, coated fabrics, etc.); and end product use (including apparel, parachutes, medical products, etc.). 

In recent years, the textile industry has felt the impact of the increased global competition and economic recession.  However, North Carolina’s textile manufacturers continue to demonstrate their resilience by expanding their end uses to include aerospace, industrial, military and other markets. 

Federal government agencies are major consumers of clothing and textile products.  Note that statutory requirement 10 U.S.C. 2533a better known as the Berry Amendment.  “Restricts the Department of Defense from using funds appropriated or otherwise available to DoD for procurement of: food, clothing, tents/tarpaulins/covers, cotton and other natural fiber products, woven silk or woven silk blends, spun silk yarn for cartridge cloth, synthetic fabric or coated synthetic fabric, canvas products, or wool (including in manufactured articles), any item of individual equipmentcontaining any of the restricted fibers or fabrics, or hand or measuring tools ” that are not grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the U.S.”

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) recognizes the important role the textile industry plays within the state and importance of the State’s economy.  NCMBC provides assistance to North Carolina’s businesses throughout the textile supply chain to help them compete for and win federal contracts – growing their portfolio to include defense and federal clients. 

NCMBC REFERENCE MATERIALS. 

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES.

OTHER REFERENCE MATERIALS.

  • 2018 Textile Summit – January 25, 2018
  • College of Textiles Career Fair – February 22, 2018
  • Doing Business with the Defense Logistics Agency
  • Defense Logistics Agency Small Business Standards and Goals
  • US Textile, Apparel and Foot Industry Assessment (US Department of Commerce)
  • Made in North Carolina, Elite Magazine Graphic
  • National Council of Textile Organizations
  • American Apparel & Footwear Association
  • U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute
  • The Narrow Fabrics Institute
  • The Berry Amendment
  • NC Textile Connect
  • SC Textile Connect
  • Textile NAICS Codes: 
    • 313111 — Yarn Spinning Mills
    • 313112 — Yarn Texturizing, Throwing, and Twisting Mills
    • 313113 — Thread Mills
    • 313210 — Broadwoven Fabric Mills
    • 313221 — Narrow Fabric Mills
    • 313222 — Schiffli Machine Embroidery
    • 313230 — Nonwoven Fabric Mills
    • 313241 — Weft Knit Fabric Mills
    • 313249 — Other Knit Fabric and Lace Mills
    • 313311 — Broadwoven Fabric Finishing Mills
    • 313312 — Textile and Fabric Finishing (except Broadwoven Fabric) Mills
    • 313320 — Fabric Coating Mills
    • 314 — Textile Product Mills
    • 314110 — Carpet and Rug Mills
    • 314121 — Curtain and Drapery Mills
    • 314129 — Other Household Textile Product Mills
    • 314911 — Textile Bag Mills
    • 314912 — Canvas and Related Product Mills
    • 314991 — Rope, Cordage, and Twine Mills
    • 314992 — Tire Cord and Tire Fabric Mills
    • 314999 — All Other Miscellaneous Textile Product Mills
    • 315 — Apparel Manufacturing
    • 315111 — Sheer Hosiery Mills
    • 315119 — Other Hosiery and Sock Mills
    • 315191 — Outerwear Knitting Mills
    • 315192 — Underwear and Nightwear Knitting Mills
    • 315211 — Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors
    • 315212 — Women’s, Girls’, and Infants’ Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors
    • 315221 — Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Underwear and Nightwear Manufacturing
    • 315222 — Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Suit, Coat, and Overcoat Manufacturing
    • 315223 — Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Shirt (except Work Shirt) Manufacturing
    • 315224 — Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Trouser, Slack, and Jean Manufacturing
    • 315225 — Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Work Clothing Manufacturing
    • 315228 — Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Other Outerwear Manufacturing
    • 315231 — Women’s and Girls’ Cut and Sew Lingerie, Loungewear, and Nightwear Manufacturing
    • 315232 — Women’s and Girls’ Cut and Sew Blouse and Shirt Manufacturing
    • 315233 — Women’s and Girls’ Cut and Sew Dress Manufacturing
    • 315234 — Women’s and Girls’ Cut and Sew Suit, Coat, Tailored Jacket, and Skirt Manufacturing
    • 315239 — Women’s and Girls’ Cut and Sew Other Outerwear Manufacturing
    • 315291 — Infants’ Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
    • 315292 — Fur and Leather Apparel Manufacturing
    • 315299 — All Other Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
    • 315991 — Hat, Cap, and Millinery Manufacturing
    • 315992 — Glove and Mitten Manufacturing
    • 315993 — Men’s and Boys’ Neckwear Manufacturing
    • 315999 — Other Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
    • 316 — Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
    • 316110 — Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing
    • 316211 — Rubber and Plastics Footwear Manufacturing
    • 316212 — House Slipper Manufacturing
    • 316213 — Men’s Footwear (except Athletic) Manufacturing
    • 316214 — Women’s Footwear (except Athletic) Manufacturing
    • 316219 — Other Footwear Manufacturing
    • 316991 — Luggage Manufacturing
    • 316992 — Women’s Handbag and Purse Manufacturing
    • 316993 — Personal Leather Good (except Women’s Handbag and Purse) Manufacturing
    • 316999 — All Other Leather Good and Allied Product Manufacturing
    • 333292 — Textile Machinery Manufacturing
    • 337910 — Mattress Manufacturing
    • 339112 — Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing
    • 339113 — Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing
    • 339920 — Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturing
    • 339993 — Fastener, Button, Needle, and Pin Manufacturing
    • 423930 — Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
    • 424310 — Piece Goods, Notions, and Other Dry Goods Merchant Wholesalers
    • 424320 — Men’s and Boys’ Clothing and Furnishings Merchant Wholesalers
    • 424330 — Women’s, Children’s, and Infants’ Clothing and Accessories Merchant Wholesalers
    • 424340 — Footwear Merchant Wholesalers
    • 448 — Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
    • 448110 — Men’s Clothing Stores
    • 448120 — Women’s Clothing Stores
    • 448130 — Children’s and Infants’ Clothing Stores
    • 448140 — Family Clothing Stores
    • 448150 — Clothing Accessories Stores
    • 448190 — Other Clothing Stores
    • 448210 — Shoe Stores
    • 448310 — Jewelry Stores
    • 448320 — Luggage and Leather Goods Stores
    • 451 — Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
    • 451110 — Sporting Goods Stores
    • 451130 — Sewing, Needlework, and Piece Goods Stores
 

Contact Boyce

E: haywoodb@ncmbc.us
O: 919-739-6943

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  • NCMBC-assisted firms won 2749 contracts – worth between $8.2 billion and $30.9 billion – from the NCMBC’s opening in 2005 through September 2017
  • FY2017: Federal agencies awarded $5.1 billion in prime contracts to companies in 99 of 100 North Carolina counties
  • FY2017: Department of Defense awarded $2.8 billion in prime contracts to companies in 81 of 100 North Carolina counties
  • NCMBC’s return on State investment: 23:1

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